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What’s Your One True Sentence? We want to know what has inspired you.

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Thoughts from the First Day of Toronto Pursuits 2014

Guest Post by Ann Kirkland of Classical Pursuits The first full day of Toronto Pursuits was a great success. It was great to see and meet some of the [...]

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Who Was The Real Don Draper? Literary Traveler Investigates

By Alex Nicoll. Don Draper is one of the most distinctive characters in the history of American television. From his slicked hair […]

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Why I Love Biographies, Even If They’re Not Great: ‘Fire and Rain: The James Taylor Story’

By Antoinette Weil.  Fire and Rain is one of the most memorable and well known James Taylor songs, and is […]

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Letters To The Places We Miss The Most: Marlborough, New Zealand

Dear Marlborough, New Zealand, Last week, I was in a wine shop and saw your name on a Sauvignon Blanc […]

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